I've been looking at CB's booklets in doctor's offices and at school for probably fifty years, so it's a trip for me to be helping in some small way to produce them. With their trademarked font (which looks something like comic sans), their little cartoon illustrations, and simple, clear explanations of thousands of topics you find yourself needing to know about, they're as familiar to me as the pledge of allegiance.
Located on a picturesque state highway in upstate Massachusetts, almost to Vermont, between Yankee Candle Company and the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, surrounded by green hills, cow pastures, and farmstands, Channing Bete seems to exist in a kind of storybook New England pastoral landscape. I know it's work I'm doing, because I just got my first paycheck. But it's not exactly the coal mines.